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Ivy Tech students are often sought out for employment even before they complete their programs – so many have a job waiting from them once they graduate. These graduates often advance in their jobs and are rewarded with increases in their salary over their first three years with an employer.  

Overall, our graduates earn good paying careers at some of the top companies after a two-year associate degree and even after a certificate program that can take less than a year to complete. 

Below are two different ways for you to find the median salary in a program that works for you!  Then we make it easy with a free application to the college.

You can search by the median earning range for our graduates after three years of employment, or by the median earnings from a number of our popular programs after both one and three years of employment.

Just click on the salary range or program below to see a breakdown that includes the program, the degree/certificate, and the median salary.

$80,000 - $99,999 $60,000 - $79,999
$40,000 - $59,999 $30,000 - $39,999
Accounting Advanced Automation and
Robotics Technology
Agriculture Apprenticeship
Technology
Automotive
Technology
Aviation Maintenance
Technology
Building Construction
Management
Business
Administration
Business Operations,
Applications, and Technology
Criminal Justice Cyber Security/
Information Assurance
Dental
Assisting
Dental Hygiene Design Technology Early Childhood
Education
Education
Electronics and
Computer Technology
Energy Technology Engineering
Technology
General Education
Core
General Studies Health Information
Technology
Health Care
Specialist
Heating, Ventilation,
and Air Conditioning
Hospitality
Administration
Human Services Industrial
Technology
Information Technology
Support
Liberal Arts Library Technical
Assistant
Mechanical Engineering
Technology
Medical
Assisting
Medical Imaging Mortuary Science Nursing Paralegal
Studies
Physical Therapist
Assistant
Respiratory Therapy Software
Development
Surgical
Technology
Visual
Communications
     

 

Source: Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH)-Education and Workforce Development (EWD) database. One-year wages are for 2017-18 graduates, using normalized 2019 state median wage as benchmark ($39,833).

 

$80,000 - $99,999

Program Degree/Certificate Median 3-Year Salary
 Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Electrician $86,627
 Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Millwright $86,044
 Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Plumber and Pipefitter $81,572

 

$60,000 - $79,999

Program Degree/Certificate Median 3-Year Salary
Apprenticeship Technical Certificate in Apprenticeship Technology - Plumber and Pipefitter $77,825
Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology $75,370
Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Ironworker $71,880
Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Carpenter $69,407
Industrial Technology Certificate in Industrial Electrical $68,780
Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Telecommunications Technician $68,147
 Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology $67,825
Apprenticeship Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Heat and Frost Insulators $66,922
Building Construction Management Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Building Construction Management $64,547
Industrial Technology Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology $60,228

 

$40,000 - $59,999

Program Degree/Certificate Median 3-Year Salary
Dental Hygiene Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene $58,679
Energy Technology Associate of Applied Science in Energy Technology $56,542
Building Construction Technology Associate of Applied Science in Building Construction Technology $55,851
Electronics and Computer Technology Technical Certificate in Electronics and Computer Technology $55,401
Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing $55,157
Electronics and Computer Technology Associate of Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Technology $53,868
Design Technology Technical Certificate in Design Technology $50,909
Industrial Technology Technical Certificate in Industrial Electrical Technology $50,850
Engineering Technology Associate of Science in Engineering Technology $50,602
Medical Imaging Associate of Applied Science in Medical Imaging $50,476
Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology $50,076
Software Development Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Software Development $47,623
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning $47,717
Design Technology Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Design Technology $45,782
Cyber Security/Information Assurance Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security/Information Assurance $45,690
Automotive Technology Technical Certificate in Automotive Service Technology $44,824
Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant $44,501
Surgical Technology Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology $43,310
Mortuary Science Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science $42,994
Nursing Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing $42,364
Information Technology Support Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Support $40,355
Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology $40,034

 

$30,000 - $39,999

Program Degree/Certificate Median 3-Year Salary
Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology $39,997
Agriculture Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Agriculture $39,930
Industrial Technology Certificate in Structural Welding $39,684
Accounting Technical Certificate in Accounting $37,976
Business Administration Technical Certificate in Business Administration $37,974
Business Administration Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Business Administration $37,244
Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Criminal Justice $36,718
Accounting Certificate in Professional Bookkeeping and Payroll $35,001
Criminal Justice Technical Certificate in Criminal Justice $34,926
Dental Assisting Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting $34,222
Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies $33,614
Business Operations, Applications, and Technology Associate of Applied Science in Business Operations, Applications, and Technology $33,056
Automotive Technology Certificate in Maintenance and Light Repair $32,808
General Studies Associate of General Studies $32,308
Gen Ed Transfer Core Technical Certificate in Statewide Transfer General Education Core $32,009
Healthcare Specialist Certificate in Outpatient Insurance Coding $31,901
Medical Assisting Technical Certificate in Medical Assisting $31,875
Hospitality Administration Certificate in Culinarian $31,269
Healthcare Specialist Certificate in Pharmacy Technician $30,987
Dental Assisting Technical Certificate in Dental Assisting $30,814
Hospitality Administration Technical Certificate in Hospitality Administration $30,682
Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting $30,463
Human Services Associate of Applied Science in Human Services $30,396
Healthcare Specialist Technical Certificate in Healthcare Specialist $30,225
Hospitality Administration Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Hospitality Administration $30,045

One to Three Year Earnings By Program

Accounting
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Certificate in Professional Bookkeeping and Payroll $32,772 $35,001
Technical Certificate in Accounting $30,672 $37,976

Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology $61,666 $67,825

Agriculture
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Agriculture $31,752 $39,930

Apprenticeships
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Carpenter $60,721 $69,407
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Electrician $78,008 $86,627
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Heat and Frost Insulators $58,253 $66,922
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Ironworker $59,964 $71,880
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Millwright $74,875 $86,044
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Plumber and Pipefitter $77,019 $81,572
Associate of Applied Science Apprenticeship Technology - Telecommunications Technician $65,467 $68,147
Technical Certificate in Apprenticeship Technology - Plumber and Pipefitter $64,727 $77,825

Automotive Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology $35,402 $39,997
Certificate in Maintenance and Light Repair $32,760 $32,808
Technical Certificate in Automotive Service Technology $34,477 $44,824

Aviation Maintenance Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology $53,450 $75,370

 
Building Construction Management
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Building Construction Management $39,451 $64,547

Building Construction Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Building Construction Technology $35,330 $55,851

Business Administration
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Business Administration $35,213 $37,244
Technical Certificate in Business Administration $33,880 $37,974

Business Operations, Applications, and Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Business Operations, Applications, and Technology $29,555 $33,056

Criminal Justice
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Criminal Justice $33,028 $36,718
Technical Certificate in Criminal Justice $30,558 $34,926

Cyber Security / Information Assurance
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security/Information Assurance $42,025 $45,690

 
Dental Assisting
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting $27,753 $34,222
Technical Certificate in Dental Assisting $26,461 $30,814

Dental Hygiene
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene $51,441 $58,679

Design Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Design Technology $40,245 $45,782
Technical Certificate in Design Technology $40,608 $50,909

Early Childhood Education
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education $24,217 $27,108
Certificate in Early Childhood Administration $25,654 $26,587

Education
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science in Education $21,946 $29,703
Electronics & Computer Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Technology $43,775 $53,868
Technical Certificate in Electronics and Computer Technology $51,003 $55,401

Energy Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Energy Technology $47,629 $56,542

Engineering Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science in Engineering Technology $44,375 $50,602

Gen Ed Transfer Core
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Technical Certificate in Statewide Transfer General Education Core $25,786 $32,009

General Studies
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of General Studies $27,411 $32,308

Health Information Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology $36,511 $40,034

Healthcare Specialist
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Health Care Specialist $26,450 $29,590
Certificate in Outpatient Insurance Coding $29,005 $31,901
Certificate in Pharmacy Technician $27,995 $30,987
Certificate in Phlebotomy Technician $25,307 $28,405
Technical Certificate in Healthcare Specialist $28,073 $30,225

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning $39,723 $47,717

 
Hospitality Administration
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Hospitality Administration $28,532 $30,045
Certificate in Culinarian $23,780 $31,269
Technical Certificate in Hospitality Administration $27,476 $30,682

Human Services
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Human Services $28,004 $30,396
Technical Certificate in Human Services $24,323 $28,129

Industrial Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology $51,877 $60,228
Certificate in Industrial Electrical $55,489 $68,780
Certificate in Structural Welding $32,576 $39,684
Technical Certificate in Industrial Electrical Technology $48,366 $50,850

 
Information Technology Support
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Support $36,148 $40,355

 
Liberal Arts
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science/Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts $23,059 $28,313

Library Technical Assistant
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science in Library Technical Assistant $22,921 $25,040

 
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology $46,493 $50,076

Medical Assisting
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary  
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting $29,119 $30,463
Certificate in Medical Office Administration $25,118 $28,751
Technical Certificate in Medical Assisting $28,949 $31,875

Medical Imaging
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Imaging $44,730 $50,476

 
Mortuary Science
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science $38,017 $42,994

 
Nursing
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science in Nursing $53,450 $55,157
Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing $41,496 $42,364

Paralegal Studies
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies $32,373 $33,614

 

Physical Therapist Assistant
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant $42,005 $44,501

 
 
Software Development
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Software Development $40,798 $47,623

 
Surgical Technology
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology $37,093 $43,310

 
Visual Communications
Degree/Certificate Median Starting Salary Median 3-Year Salary
Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science in Visual Communications $25,047 $27,627